The story of Dot Foods goes back to August 8, 1924, when Dot Foods co-founder Robert Tracy (RT) was born in Jerseyville, Illinois. He was raised on the family farm along with his sister and two brothers. His small-town upbringing, military service, and college experience shaped him into the strong-willed man who went on to build Dot Foods with his wife, Dorothy. To help celebrate his birthday and share a glimpse of the man who formed Dot Foods, RT’s 12 children shared a favorite RT memory of him from their youth.